DEXTER - Mr. and Mrs. Dean Carroll of Dexter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Joseph Donald Ouderkirk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Ouderkirk of Barnett.
A 1997 graduate of Dexter High School, the future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Hill, Billie Carroll and J.C. Carroll of Sikeston. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and is a teacher with the Poplar Bluff Public School District.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Currence of Barnett and Betty Parks of Versailles. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, he is employed by Circuit City in Cape Girardeau.
Wedding plans are being finalized for a June 8 ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter.